St. Stephen’s Hospital is a charitable healthcare institution, it is established and run by the minority Christian community administered by the Governing Body on behalf of the St. Stephen’s Hospital Society.
Dating back to over more than a hundred years, this Hospitalís existence has been a saga of struggle and sacrifice in meeting the health needs of its surrounding community. From a humble beginning in 1885 in memory of Ms. Priscilla Winter, a non-medical missionary who had led medical work for the ladies of the walled city, as a 20 bed hospital in Chandni Chowk, by 1908 it grew into a 100 bedded Women and Childrenís hospital relocated at Tis Hazari. In 1976 the Hospital was upgraded to a 450 bed multi-speciality hospital, and in 1996 a new Mother and Child Block was constructed and commissioned. This modern well-equipped building replaced the erstwhile building of 1908, with a present strength of 600 beds. Presently, St. Stephenís Healthcare Facility is coming up in Gurgaon, Haryana.
About Nursing Education:
St. Stephen’s Hospital has been committed to educational programmes right from its inception. Established in 1908 and founded by Ms. Alice Wilkinson, a pioneer and co-author to the constitution of the Nursing Council of India, we have one of the oldest Nursing Schools in the country. We have been training nurses since 1908 when we started training in the ‘B’ Grade nursing course and in 1952 started the ‘A’ Grade Diploma course. In the year 2008, the School of Nursing was upgraded to a College of Nursing, and B.Sc. (Hons.) Nursing was started in the month of August 2008. It is affiliated to Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University and duly recognized by Indian Nursing Council and Delhi Nursing Council with an intake of 50 students per year. Our Nursing course is conducted as per the Indian Nursing Council syllabus. The medium of instruction is English, and the duration of the course is four years.
Philosophy & Mission:
The St. Stephen’s Hospital College of Nursing is a Christian institution in name, content and character. The College shares the Hospital’s vision of “Serving Humanity in the Service of Christ “with the mission “In Love Serve One Another’. The faculty and staff believe in preparing dedicated nurses with professional excellence, social awareness and a spiritual foundation, capable of providing comprehensive healthcare services to the community in various settings (both rural and urban), irrespective of caste, creed or social status. The College aims at preparing graduates expected to assume the traditional, extended and expanded nursing roles of practitioners, educators and managers and researchers in hospital and community settings. Students are expected to uphold the high standards of moral conduct through discipline and an established code of conduct.
Students are motivated to actively involve themselves in Co-Curricular activities such as essay/ speech competitions, painting, singing, drama, etc; they are encouraged to participate in various intra and inter college competitions. The College is regularly conducting seminars, conferences, educational trips and cultural events. Sport facilities for outdoor and indoor games like Athletics, Badminton, Carom board, Chess, Table Tennis, etc. are available. Students participate in health camps, health mela and National Health Programmes like Pulse Polio.